“But even the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7)
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.” (Hebrews 10:35)
“The enemy tricks us into believing we are not good enough because he knows if we discover the truth we’ll be unstoppable.”- Holly Garth
“This is your reminder, that you, in your skin, in your natural state, in simply being- are enough. You don’t have to shape or change. You don’t have to be perfect, pushing away every mistake and blemish, and bruise. You don’t have to beat yourself for mistakes of the past, for the times you lost your way, for the way you doubt even when you know doubt is filled with lies. You are enough.”- Marisa Donnelly
Have you ever heard a message or heard a song come on the radio that you felt was meant for your ears only? I have been feeling like that all week this week. Earlier in the week, a question was posed to me that I have not been able to get out of my mind. What do I feel is my biggest fear about myself? As I thought about this question, I automatically knew what my answer was, or rather is. Being honest about the answer is another story which I will come back to.
The other day on my way home from work, I was listening to the radio when a song by Mandisa came on. The lyrics to the song stopped me in my tracks and really got me thinking. The song lyrics went on to say “If only I could see me as you see me and understand the way that I am loved, would it give a whole new meaning to my purpose?” The chorus ended with, “We both know it would change everything, if only I believed the truth about me.
By now, many of you are probably wondering: “What is your biggest fear about yourself, Cassie?” My biggest fear about me is I am not a good enough person, a good enough daughter, a good enough sister, a good enough aunt, a good enough therapist, a good enough Christian. I am not enough. I am not good enough. Deep down, I know all of these fears are lies, and I have to work hard every day to push those lies out of my head.
Since hearing this song, one thought has been running through my mind: “What would my life look like if only I believed the truth about me? How would things be different? Would I lay awake late at night lost in the thoughts that plague my mind? I know for me, I would not struggle with an eating disorder. I would stop doubting my abilities as a therapist and as a person. I would learn to believe that what God really says about me is in fact the truth. I would be able to fulfill God’s plan for my life without doubting or being afraid to step out and take that leap of faith.
You see, the enemy wants us to believe these lies about ourselves. The enemy only has one purpose and that is to destroy us, to destroy our futures, to trick us into believing all these lies about ourselves so God’s purpose for us goes unfulfilled. He is scared of who will become and the power we can possess once we start to see who we really are. God tells me I am loved, I am enough, I am beautiful, and created in His image. I need to work everyday on believing that truth about me. He cares so much about me that He even knows how many hairs are on my head. To me, that is amazing!!
I am now going to pose the same question to you. What is your biggest fear about yourself? What would your life look like if only you believed the truth about you? You know it would change so much. It would change your thought process, and it would change how you view yourself and the world.
Once we can let go of those fears and doubts, we can really begin to discover who we are in God. We can begin to step out in faith and fulfill our purpose. We can begin to believe that everything God says about us is in fact the truth. Don’t give in to the lies of the enemy. We can’t let him win. We need to show the enemy that we are stronger than him. Let go of your fears and try to visualize what things would look like If only you believed the truth about you!
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